From the Maitland Mercury report:
The oldest sawn timber home in Cessnock was awarded the Hunter Valley Heritage Award in 2014.
The award and cairn will be presented to the Marthaville Management Committee.
Marthaville Homestead, circa 1885, was recognised by the Hunter Valley Wine Living Legends Group.
Brian and Fay McGuigan sponsored the award.
“Marthaville is on land where some of the earliest Cessnock district vineyards were and, as such, it represents a tangible link between today’s Pokolbin vineyards, the town of Cessnock and the viticultural heritage of the area,” Mr McGuigan said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 14, 2015.